University of Maryland, Baltimore County MARC U*STAR Transfer Scholarship
Minority Access to Research Careers
Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research
Nearly full fall and spring tuition at UMBC.
A generous stipend, defined by Federal standards, to help defray the cost of room and board.
Travel funds for approved scientific meetings.
Extensive academic and career advising support.
Supplemental courses in Scientific Writing; and Research Ethics and Integrity.
Opportunities for seminars and activities.
Guidance in applying to graduate school.
GRE Prep Course (tentative).
Transferring to UMBC with a minimum of 60 credits.
Have a 3.2 GPA each semester and a cumulative GPA of 3.2.
Plan to pursue a Ph.D. and a career in biomedical research or mathematics.
Demonstrate an interest in the advancement of underrepresented minorities in the sciences.
Citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident of the United States.
Agree to fulfill all program requirements including a sustained research project with an approved mentor from UMBC or another nearby research facility throughout the academic year.
The MARC U* STAR Trainee Application is due February 7, 2014.
Taifa Simpson, MARC Assistant Director
For more information, visit www.umbc.edu/MARC/index.html.